IADC Drilling Middle East 2019 Conference & Exhibition
Start: 10 December 2019
End: 11 December 2019
Venue: Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Location: Abu Dhabi
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Although the Middle East market has remained resilient through the downturn, this region continues to face challenges around workforce development, drilling efficiency, safety and security, and equipment maintenance. The IADC Drilling Middle East 2019 Conference & Exhibition will bring together industry leaders and drilling professionals to discuss such challenges and share best practices. Cutting-edge technology advances, including drilling automation, will be featured, as will case studies of relevant technical achievements. The premier event also will highlight evolving approaches to safety and training, providing practical information on new tools and processes that can be used to improve HSE performance.
IADC Drilling Middle East 2019 Conference & Exhibition
“Join the Journey towards Agility”
Tuesday, 10 December 2019
07.00 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Baker Hughes, A GE Company
08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing
08.35 Keynote Presentation: t.b.d.
09.00 IADC Chapter Updates:
- North Arabian Gulf Chapter
Marty Fitzgerald, IADC Chapter Chairman; Managing Director, ARO Drilling
- IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter
Peter Cunnion, IADC Chapter Chairman; Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Middle East & Asia Pacific, Northern Offshore Drilling
09.30 Market Outlook: Erik Tønne, Managing Director – Market Analysis, Clarksons Platou
10.00 Networking Break & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Baker Hughes, A GE Company
10.30 OEM V’s Non-OEM Certification
Moderator: Derek Kent, Vice President – Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific, Valaris
Contractors bear an incessant and essential focus on maximizing service up-time, alongside the cost-of-ownership burden of their equipment. When it comes to risk and value-based decision making on repair & re-certification of equipment perhaps they should have the freedom to decide qualified OEM or qualified Non-OEM. Operators on the other hand may argue they bear most of the risk during well operations and are therefore entitled to a say in the OEM/Non-OEM debate for equipment repair and re-certification. Cost, quality, innovation, and lead times all benefit from an unrestricted market place.
This panel session debates the pros and cons of equipment repair & re-certification utilizing OEM’s and API accredited repair and re-manufacturing facilities, and features key stakeholders from Operators, Contractors, Service Companies and OEM’s.
- David Millwee, Vice President of Operational Support Services, Helmerich & Payne
- Kees van der Vrede, Drilling Advisor, Dubai Petroleum
- Dave McLean, Rig Technology Aftermarket Vice President, Middle East and North Africa, National Oilwell Varco
- Mike Simpson, CEO, Cansco Well Control
- Sachin Mehra, Vice President Asset Management, Valaris
12.00 Network Luncheon & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by International Maritime Industries
13.30 Artificial Intelligence & Big Data Session
Session Chair: Mohammad Eljaber, Project Manager, NOV Wellbore Technologies
Achieving Business Value Through AI and Digital Transformation: Ricardo Clemente, Vice President, Business Development, Intelie – a RigNet Company
Oil and Gas companies are rushing to achieve automation and digitization through successful implementation of artificial intelligence in order to enable intelligence and achieve measurable results. Learn how Intelie has helped operators achieve this goal through successful implementation of machine learning based analytics.
Cyber-Enabled Assets & Systems – Cybersecurity Framework and Risk Assessment: Sohail Mohammed, Managing Principal Engineer, Paul Walters, American Bureau of Shipping
Cybersecurity frameworks and guidance documents are not easy to read or understand and the cybersecurity risks are inherited from sub-supplier to OEMs to the owner. This leads to challenges when determining how to implement cybersecurity improvements. Too often, cybersecurity guidance documents don’t clearly describe how to confidently undertake the implementation of a cybersecurity program or system. With increased levels of automation and smart functionalities in the offshore industry, Conventional risk assessment methods need to be strengthened and improved to perform systematical reviews of the operational and safety impacts of these complex cyber-enabled assets and their associated systems. This paper will describe a cybersecurity approach to mitigating cybersecurity risks created by potential vulnerabilities, threats, and interruption consequences observed within a company and for assets.
Automation for Improved Rig Performance: William Chmela, Vice President, Helmrich & Payne Technologies
Automated directional drilling reduces drilling and lifting costs and improves the hydrocarbon production potential of the field. We show case studies where we automate the following to improve performance: gathering and QC of all relevant data; determination of BHA tendencies, motor yields, and bit position in real-time; determination of the slide/rotate sequence to best follow the defined path; and automated execution of the decisions by direct link to the rig control system while dynamically adapting to the changing environment.
15.00 Networking Break & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by Baker Hughes, A GE Company
15.30 Human Factors, Training and Developing
Session Chair: Wayne Bauer, Director QHSE, Vantage Drilling
Unpacking the Benefits of Human Factors Considerations with and within New and Existing Systems and Processes: Adebayo Aremu, Operations Superintendent, Kenny Adams, Ansgar Schwietering, KCA Deutag
The journey to harness the benefits of human factors considerations continues to take us to interesting places at KCADeutag. This presentation will provide high level insight into ways human factors have been addressed, in the last 4 years, with or within some of our individual systems and processes with a main focus on situational awareness. The human factor considerations have given good results including; reduced well control events, reduced safety incident, continually improving operational performance, and ultimately a healthy and happy workforce.
16.00 Training & Developing Discussion – Simulators
Moderator: Wayne Bauer, Director QHSE, Vantage Drilling
This session will show two different kind of views regarding the use of simulators when training people followed by and open discussion.
Nationalization: Developing and Enhancing Local Workers to Achieve Operational Readiness: Abdelrahman Taha, Lead Oil & Gas Instructor, Maersk Training, Thomas Horricks, Ensco Rowan plc
Maersk Training and Ensco teamed up to design a development program to ensure operational readiness for Ensco’s national Assistant Drillers and Drillers on the Auxiliary Well side, thus ensuring compliance with nationalization targets. This program was achieved by utilizing Maersk Training’s Integrated Operations Concept combining Leadership, Crew Resource Management, and Technical Training within a simulator-based environment to deliver competence beyond compliance, while focusing on enhancing safety and optimizing performance.
Increasing Team Performance without Simulators: Evelyn Baldwin, Learning Solutions Lead, Radiant Digital
Studies across multiple industries ranging from space flight to health care show that simulations increase team-based performance over classic lecture-style training. However, there are several drawbacks to simulation training such as the high-cost of running and maintaining the equipment and the low numbers of users a simulation can accommodate at one time. This presentation explores how the “flipped” classroom teaching method can be used to effectively train technical concepts while also increasing team performance that match results found with high-fidelity simulation training. Benefits for this method include: higher levels of engagement for all participants, lower costs of training, and the ability to train on-location.
17.00 – 18.00 Welcoming Reception & Open Exhibition
Wednesday, 11 December 2019
07.30 Conference Registration, Coffee Service & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag
08.30 Welcome, Introduction & Safety Briefing
08.35 Keynote Speaker: t.b.d.
09.00 Competency of Young Professionals
Session Chair: Peter Zehetleitner, Head Well Engineering, OMV
Competence Assurance through Continuous Learning: Mark Denkowski, Vice President of Accreditation Operations, Brooke Polk, Patty Tydings, IADC
Through IADC, the international drilling industry has embarked on a new mission: to create a system that promotes a more consistently high level of competence by combating the natural “forgetting” process while addressing the gaps identified through WellSharp assessments. The system is called Knowledge Retention and Education for our Workforce (KREW), and it will offer research-based strategies, such as micro-learning and spaced learning, in an e-Learning format. KREW will have a bridge to the WellSharp system to allow employers to easily assign training to close learning gaps and refresh the knowledge gained from training while also accessing training that satisfies company-specific requirements and prepares employees for job promotion.
Raising the Bar on Drilling Operations Competency: Kevin Watson, In-Country Values Executive Manager, Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL)
The presentation will provide a holistic walk through of the Local Workforce Development initiative, detailing the process for developing the first National Occupational Standards for Oman and the delivery products derived from the new standards. It will provide insight into the challenges faced along with the outcomes from the projects and testimonies from the stakeholders. the aim of the presentation is to stimulate interest in the approach taken in Oman for developing the national Drilling workforce and sustaining this approach for future generations. the presentation will cover OPAL’s roll as a sector representative body, governance and ownership of the skills development process and the new products that have been launched.
10.00 Networking Break & Open Exhibition – Sponsored by KCA Deutag
10.30 Panel Discussion: Impact and Outlook for Young Professionals in the Drilling Industry
Moderator: Hisham Zebian, Regional Representative, Middle East, Caspian & Africa, IADC
The Next Generation has arrived. These young professionals are already impacting and changing our industry. What expectations did they bring? Is the industry validating their dreams or dashing their hopes? What can we do not only to attract YPs, but also retain these young people and improve their skills? This panel of YPs from across the wells industry will shed some unfiltered light on these issues, helping to guide us on the Next Generation voyage.
- Shanof Mohammed, Head Inventory Excellence, ADNOC Group
- Mutlaq A. Al-Subaey, Managing Director, Saudi Arabian Drilling Academy (SADA)
- Daniel Milford, Assistant to Manager – Operations, Valaris
12.00 Network Luncheon & Open Exhibition
13.30 ICV Presentation
- Mona Balalaa, Senior Specialist In-Country Value Operations, ADNOC Group
- Hamad Belmahaina, Senior Specialist In-Country Value Operations, ADNOC Group
14.00 Creating Value for All: Improved Balanced Strategies for Lump Sum Turn Key Projects
Moderators: Attila Vasvary, International Business Development Manager – Eastern Hemisphere, H&P IDC, Part of the Helmerich & Payne Family, & Miguel Sanchez, Vice President – Rigs, WDI a Weatherford Company
Lump Sum turn key projects are a growing business model in the Middle East. This panel will discuss how this business model can be improved through collaboration between all parties; NOC’s, Operators, Drilling Contractors and Service Companies by strategic thinking in the very early stages of planning such projects. The onshore industry has led by example, what can the offshore industry learn from this? How can we all benefit and lead to a better future through collaboration and don’t miss out any opportunities in the near and longtime future? This will be a “can’t miss” panel for all engaged with LSTK/IPM projects!
- Ron Ayllon, Director of Operations – IFO, Baker Hughes a GE Company
- Blake Denton, Director Marketing and Contracts, Noble Drilling
- Michael Strauss, Vice President Middle East & North Africa, Ensign Energy Services
Unassigned Papers of Note:
The following paper proposals will be included in the conference if a scheduled paper becomes unavailable. In addition, these presentations will be made available in the IADC conference proceedings, should the author so desire.
Analytic and Big Data Deliver Decisions That are Only as Trustworthy as the Date They Ingest: Ross Philo, CEO, Philip Neri, David Wallis, Energistics
The introduction summarizes how analytics and big data drive improvements to drilling performance and efficiency, showing deployment models with a high level of connectivity. The impact of data being ingested away from the experts who normally curate it is discussed. A framework for data assurance will be described, with examples of data assurance policies and rules applicable to real-time drilling data transmitted from offshore to a monitoring center. Finally, the presentation will summarize the business benefits, short -and long-term, to creating and transmitting data assurance information alongside the actual data, and how analytics, and decisions based on analytics, leverage it.
Drilling Optimization Through Effective Waste Management: Simon Tyldsley, Pierre-Marie Hinden, TWMA
Challenges that operators face throughout the drilling programme and highlight how the effective handling, transfer and processing of drilling waste offshore can overcome these challenges will be discussed. The methodology for analyzing drilling parameters and data to plan, design and execute the most effective drilling waste management strategy based on specific project requirements will be explained. Multiple case studies will be drawn upon where operators have optimized drilling, reduced well cost, increased safety to personnel and exceeded environmental regulatory requirements.
Managed Pressure Drilling and Well Control – Risk Based Solution: Sohail Mohammed, Managing Principal Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping
Conventional well design philosophies are based on ensuring functionally independent primary and secondary barriers, as stipulated in the API Recommended Practice (RP) 59 for well-control operations. API RP 59 defines primary well control as the maintenance of hydrostatic pressure in the wellbore, equal to or greater than the formation pressure to prevent formation influx. Since MPD creates a closed well-circulation system that contributes directly and actively to the prevention of an influx, MPD systems logically should be considered a part of the primary well barrier. This paper introduces important HSE considerations, process of assessing, managing and mitigating the risks and key parameters for developing MPD and Well Control Procedures, and influx management strategy through MPD and secondary well control.
A Solution to the Multiple Unconventional Play Requirements Through a Specific Technology in Drilling Rigs and a Debate on its Funding: Gilberto Gallo, Marketing Manager, Adolfo Basile, Andrea Tiberi, Drillmec Spa
The main drive for a premium drilling rig manufacturer is innovation to achieve top performance through the highest levels of safety. This technology needs to be simultaneously affordable and cutting edge opens the debate which attribute to favor with the premise that the cost of the technology gets distributed between the operator and the drilling contractor.
Said Abdullah Al Mahrooqi, Petroleum Development Oman
Abdullah S. Al Marri, Saudi Aramco
Ghassan Al Muhanna, Bahrain Petroleum Company
Salman Ansari, Sakson Drilling & Oil Services DMCC
Wayne Bauer, Vantage Drilling
Peter Cunnion, Northern Offshore Drilling
Raymond Dunn, Noble Corporation
Mike Edmonson, National Services and Drilling Company
Mohammad Eljaber, National Oilwell Varco
Marty Fitzgerald, Aro Drilling
Joey Husband, Nabors Drilling
Jim O’Leary, BP
Pete Mathieson, Ensco Rowan plc
Nick McBride, ARO Drilling
Manoj Raghavan, KCA Deutag
Miguel Sanchez, WDI Drilling
Mike Simpson, Cansco
Mike Strauss, Ensign Energy Services
Salaheddin Turki, ADNOC Drilling
Atilla Vasvary, H&P IDC
Kees van de Vrede, Dubai Petroleum
Peter Zehetleitner, OMV
Mike DuBose, IADC
Hisham Zebian, IADC
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Cost for the 3 x 2 meter Table Top Space + 2 complimentary registrations is USD 3.000.
The space will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height), two chairs and access to electricity. With the space, you receive 2 complimentary/free conference registrations and up to 2 additional registrations at half price (USD 475).
- Exhibitors can set-up between 6.00-7.00 hours on Monday 9 December 2019.
- You may tear down your booth space on Wednesday 11 December after 16.00 hours.
- The exhibitor space is a 3 x 2 meter area. Maximum height is 2,5 meters. It will be set with a skirted table (size 180 cm wide x 45 cm deep, 80 cm height) and two chairs with access to electricity. Please do not exceed the given space as the exhibition area will be limited.
- Wall space for signs/banners will not be available. All signs/banners must be affixed to the table or free standing.
- All personnel working the exhibition must be registered.
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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Corniche Road East Capital Plaza Complex 44 966
44 966 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Negotiated Room Rates: Single Rate AED 433.50 Double Rate AED 494.00 Including breakfast, WiFi, including 10% service charge, 3,5 % tourism fee, 2 % municipality fee and 5% VAT. NOTE: Deadline IADC Room Block 8 November 2019.
Cancellation Policy: from 25 November till 6 December 2019 – 75% charge, if cancelled on or after 7 December 2019 – 100% charge.
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